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June 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm
In this program of Fiesta we present a luxurious tribute to the most beloved Brazilian popular songs. Featuring the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Sao Paulo and Banda Mantiqueira performing traditional choros and sambas. Among the featured composers are Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Pixinguinha and many more. Enjoy this music with no boundaries, where classical and popular music meet each other at the highest possible level.
June 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Natural, urban and human landscapes have inspired composers throughout history. Fiesta features some of the most fascinating postcards from South America. We will feature music from Venezuela, Argentina, and Brazil!
June 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The Chicago Latino Music Festival is the biggest on its kind, featuring every year world class performers in a repertoire that goes from the Colonial period to the present and from soloist and chamber music to symphonic works and even opera and ballet. Fiesta showcases a selection of the music heard during the eleven years of the Festival’s history.
June 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
While European Baroque music and composers were falling out of fashion and new musical trends came in place, in a remote corner of Bolivia those traditions never died. Listen to original baroque music written by Bolivian composers while Elbio Barilari interviews musicologist Father Piotr Nawrot, one of the custodians of these extraordinary cultural inheritances.
May 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
For thousands of years Mexico has been at the forefront of civilization and music in the Americas. Elbio Barilari will be guiding this new excursion south of the border. We will feature music from the 17th to the 21st century.
May 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The birth of “classical” percussion music has a name and a date: Amadeo Roldán, 1930. The seminal “Rítmicas” by this Cuban pioneer inspired Edgar Varèse to write his famous “Ionization” and a whole new musical field was born. Fiesta presents Latin American percussion pieces and works featuring percussion instruments in a prominent role.
May 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
“Nocturnes” have been composed since the 18th century. Even before the first “nocturnes” were written, the night and its attributes, like the moon and the stars, have been inspired musicians as well as poets and painters. And these romantic endeavors have continued into the 21st century.
April 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Chávez, and Alberto Ginastera are the figureheads at the prow of the Latin American music ship. On this episode of Fiesta we go beyond those giants and feature other Latin American composers that you should know!
April 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Latin America has long history of “concert” music that started in the 16th century. However, it is possible to say that the 20th has been THE century of Latin American music. Many of the most intense and valuable musical works of the past century have been written by composers such as Manuel Ponce, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Chávez, Silvestre Revueltas, Alberto GInastera and Leo Brouwer, among others.
April 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Latin America has developed its own and strong Easter musical traditions. Fiesta pay visits to this deep and fresh water well of pieces and songs from different latitudes. Featuring Colonial Music from South America as well as Spain!
April 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Spanish flamenco music has a rich tradition of blending the music from such diverse backgrounds as India, the Arab world, and the gypsies. In this hour we feature the many paths of flamenco from the pop world to the concert hall.
March 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Fiesta goes back in time to present some of the best Latin American classical music from different eras. We will feature music from the Colonial, Romantic, and Contemporary eras of classical music and see how they all tie together.
March 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm
This week, host Elbio Bariliari, chooses some of his favorite long form orchestral pieces! Be prepared as we take an epic journey into the music of Latin America.
March 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Born in the 18th century as a citizen of the Portuguese Empire, Jose Mauricio de Nunez Garcia was a progressive priest with advanced democratic ideas and was a fantastic composer. He is considered a hero among the artists and intellectuals involved in the South American independence. We will discuss his life and music on this episode of Fiesta!
March 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Fiesta explores the world of Latin American art songs on this program. We will feature vocal music accompanied by strings, piano, guitar and orchestra. Including the voice of Anna Netrebko, José Cura, and Margarita Pruneda.